How to charge the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Lesotho

How to connect a Basotho power outlet to the iPhone 5S

Basotho power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 5S in Lesotho. This guide was written to prevent people having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone 5S when they are travelling abroad.If you are staying in Lesotho this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 5S by using the 220 volt 50Hz M Type wall supply. If visiting Lesotho from a different country make sure the iPhone 5S can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Lesotho

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Lesotho?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Basotho power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Lesotho?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Lesotho to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Lesotho or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Lesotho.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Lesotho?

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Basotho power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type M power adapter to charge your iPhone 5S from a Basotho power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 5S using a Basotho power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the Basotho power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three large circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Basotho power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - Lesotho Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters